Love and Loss in Hollywood : Florence Deshon, Max Eastman, and Charlie Chaplin / edited by Cooper Graham and Christoph IrmscherView ebook from Project MUSE. (Unlimited users) 1 available
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- Special publications of the Lilly Library
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- "In 1919, Florence Deshon-tall, radical, and charismatic-was well on her way to becoming one of Hollywood's brightest stars. Embroiled in a clandestine affair with Charlie Chaplin, she continued to remain romantically involved with the well-known writer and socialist Max Eastman. By 1922, she was found dead in a New York apartment, rumored to have committed suicide. Love and Loss in Hollywood: Florence Deshon, Max Eastman, and Charlie Chaplin uses previously unpublished letters between Deshon and Eastman to reconstruct their relationship against the backdrop of the "golden age" of Hollywood. Deshon's tragic life and her abuse at the hands of powerful men-including Chaplin, Eastman, and Samuel Goldwyn-resonate with the concerns of today's MeToo movement. Above all, though, this is a book about an extraordinary woman unjustly forgotten: a brilliant writer and campaigner for women's rights, driven both by her ambition to succeed and a boundless desire for life. Rich in tantalizing detail, Love and Loss in Hollywood chronicles crucial years of American film history, overshadowed by the pervasive fear of Bolshevism after World War I, the Red Riots, and the emergence of the big studios in Hollywood. This beautiful edition features dozens of unpublished photographs, among them six mesmerizing full-length portraits of Deshon by Adolph de Meyer, Vogue's first fashion photographer"-- Provided by publisher.
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- Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 (OCoLC)fst00008047
- Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 (OCoLC)fst00045131
- Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977 -- Relations with women.
- Eastman, Max, 1883-1969 -- Correspondence.
- Deshon, Florence, 1893-1922 -- Correspondence.
- Relations with women (OCoLC)fst01354410
- Motion picture producers and directors (OCoLC)fst01027225
- Motion picture actors and actresses (OCoLC)fst01027096
- Editors (OCoLC)fst00902475
- Authors, American (OCoLC)fst00821764
- Actors (OCoLC)fst00796296
- ART / Film & Video
- Editors -- United States -- Biography.
- Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
- Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
- Actors -- United States -- Biography.
- Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
- United States (OCoLC)fst01204155
- Personal correspondence.
- Personal correspondence (OCoLC)fst01919948
- Biographies (OCoLC)fst01919896
- Electronic books.
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- Irmscher, Christoph, editor.
- Graham, Cooper C., 1938- editor.
- Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
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